le french connection
Coromandel Coast,Tamil Nadu
Situated in the French quarters of the town of Pondicherry, just a few streets from the seaside promenade, this quaint 100+ year old, four-bedded heritage property expresses a perfect blend of Indo- French culture. Tanjore paintings hang on its living-room walls and in the corridors. The property has a quintessentially old world charm, with its signature yellow walls adorning the outside, and subtle colours of brown tile flooring with antique furniture embellishing the inside. The rooms are stacked with furniture that has been in the family for generations. Majestic beds and comfy, woven chairs, give one the sense of what life would have looked like in Pondicherry in the days gone by. The hosts are a Tamilian couple, having spent many years in France, returned to Pondicherry over a decade ago. Their experiences and learnings in France, along with their love for India was a large factor in creating a property that stresses on the cultural preservation of Indo- French living. One can truly feel at home at this beautifully curated property and enjoy the unique, special aura of Pondicherry merged with its rich past.
The property offers four spacious heritage rooms with high ceilings- two rooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor. Each floor has a king-sized bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Each room is equipped with a modern private bathroom with hot water available for 24 hours. The rooms also come with included amenities such as air conditioners and hot water kettles. A water filter is available for use if necessary. Additionally, the property has one smaller room on the terrace for the budget traveler, best suited for a single occupancy. It comes with all the amenities of the other four standard rooms.
The hosts treat their guests to their continental breakfast of French bread & croissant (baked in-house), fresh fruits, eggs made to order, fresh fruit juice, and plenty more, included in the price of the room. All the food is freshly prepared and locally sourced, served between 8.00 and 10.00 am. at the dining space on the first floor. The hosts provide ample recommendations of cafes and restaurants nearby to their guests for other meals.
Lovers of the arts, history, heritage, and tasteful architecture will find the property to be a perfect start to a variety of explorative avenues in Pondicherry. Works for solo travelers, couples, and small families. The property is also not heavy on the pocket!
Pondicherry is a 2-hour drive from Chennai, which is where the closest international airport is located. It is also easily accessible by road from major cities like Bangalore. Accurate details will be given at the time of confirmation.
things to do
One can simply take walks or cycle around the town of Pondicherry to view its several attractions, not from this centrally located property. A visit to Paradise beach, which is a one-hour boat trip from Pondicherry is a must for a quiet beach time. For those who’d like to explore the depths of the ocean, activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. One of the other main activities is a visit to the experimental township of Auroville, a haven for those who want to immerse themselves in organic culture. Additionally, the small temple town of Thiruvannamalai, located 80 kms from Pondicherry, makes for a wonderful day tour for those interested in ancient temple buildings and architecture.
Prices for two start at Rs. 2,800 + GST for doubles, inclusive of breakfast.
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